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Marriam is an intellectual property attorney whose work combines her two passions: law and science.

With a focus on patent and trademark law, Marriam ensures that clients’ innovations, technologies and identifying marks are protected both domestically and around the world. She drafts patent applications, manages patent prosecutions, prosecutes foreign and domestic trademark applications, and enforces trademark rights for multinational corporations, emerging startups and Fortune 500 companies. In addition, Marriam conducts freedom to operate and patentability searches and prepares opinions on both topics. She’s also heavily involved with the firm’s pro bono practice and is passionate about ensuring that intellectual property protection is accessible for all.

While Marriam works with clients in a variety of industries, she is a firm authority on molecular biology, plants, plant genetics and plant products. As a law student, she simultaneously pursued a master’s degree in plant science and is particularly knowledgeable about the Plant Protection Variety Act. Marriam publishes frequently on topics relating to intellectual property and plants, including on Husch Blackwell blogs and in scientific journals. She is the co-author of a scientific paper published in New Phytologist.



  • J.D., University of Missouri School of Law
      • Journal of Environment and Sustainability Law, Note and Comment Editor
  • M.Sc., University of Missouri
  • B.A., Truman State University
    • English


  • Missouri


  • Chinese, conversant
Outside the Office

Marriam enjoys spending her free time reading a good book or playing board games with her friends. When she’s up for some adventure, she practices rock climbing.